'Fever molecule' research leads to prize

By Staff


The University of Colorado Denver's Charles Dinarello, professor of medicine in the medical school's division of infectious diseases, will receive the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his research on the "fever molecule."

Dinarello's decades of research led to the development of treatment for patients affected by the molecule, which causes fever without infection, as well as other types of inflammation. Dinarello will accept the $140,000 prize in Frankfurt, Germany, in March.

It's the latest award for Dinarello, who this year also won the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Crafoord Prize, presented by the King of Sweden, and the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. He has donated his prize money to the Interleukin Foundation, which provides funding to biomedical researchers.